Crisis? From Our Founder

Recently I was asked to define what is meant by “women in crisis" as seen in our logo, above, which describes what we we do and who we do it for. It's a good question.

Sometimes those of us who have been in crisis, or work with people who are in crisis, get so close to situations that we assume everyone else understands as well. The reason this question came up, is that on the FitFrog Foundation (FFF) blog page we are going to have four women from different backgrounds, with credentials in their career field, posting about fitness and nutrition. It seemed reasonable to put out some information to give a common understanding of what types of crises happen in the lives of women that would make FitFrog Foundation of value to them.

To start defining "women in crisis" in the context of FFF, I went to the experts; in this case, the dictionary. Here we see a clear and concise description of what constitutes a crisis. I've taken the liberty of highlighting (with bold) the words that are key to what we at FitFrog Foundation see as a crisis.

According to, it goes like this:


noun, plural crises


  1. a stage in a sequence of events at which the trend of all future events, especially for better or for worse, is determined; turning point.

  2. a condition of instability or danger, as in social, economic, political, or international affairs, leading to a decisive change.

  3. a dramatic emotional or circumstantial upheaval in a person’s life.

  4. Medicine/Medical.

  5. the point in the course of a serious disease at which a decisive change occurs, leading either to recovery or to death.

  6. the change itself.

  7. the point in a play or story at which hostile elements are most tensely opposed to each other.

The descriptive words we've highlighted here cover a very broad spectrum of areas of our lives, because crises do not discriminate against their prey, or when or how they strike. FitFrog Foundation stands ready to assist our clients through times of crisis by enhancing their ability to reach self-sufficiency through the benefits of improved nutrition and physical fitness. We'll be talking a lot more about all of these matters in our future blogs.

It brings me great joy that others continue to catch the vision of our mission, and have joined us on our journey. More coming soon about our new blogging team, as well as our past clients. Thank you for your continued interest in FitFrog Foundation.

Mary Claire Friesema, Executive Director

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